Moai are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people from rock on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500. Nearly half are still at Rano Raraku, the main moai quarry, but hundreds were transported from there and set on stone platforms around the island's perimeter. The moai are chiefly the living faces of deified ancestors.
Isla de Pascua, Chile
Easter Island 'graffiti'
Isla de Pascua, Chile....
Rano Raraku, Easter Island (Isla de Pascua), Chile ~ UNESCO World Heritage Site. Photo: blauepics
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Easter Island is a Polynesian island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. Photo by bsmethers, via Flickr
Moai statues on Easter Island, Chile Scientist Have No Idea How They Got Here- In 2012, it was discovered that these statues have bodies and feet under the ground which makes it even more of a mystery as they were already too big and heavy for the normal man to move and there were NO methods to do so.